Our passage to and between any kind of place and destination is effected by our actions, but also our behaviour within and around them, which are likewise transmogrified when undertaking other instances of repetitive habitual occurrence.

Lights, of all number, adorn places of habitat. They primarily notify us of information important for our safety, as well as for our navigation. However, lights likewise function as another type of parameter, something altogether different to the pragmatic qualities they are originally intended for.

Offered through light is a counter to the impenetrable bodily gestures present between ourselves. Additionally, light in our everyday environment connects the ways images are formally constructed: scanners use the same type of xenon light which appears in the gaps adjoining an escalators steps. Likewise, the sodium wall lights affixed to the exterior facades of train station entrances and exits are used in transparency exposure units, and allow serigraph prints to be produced. It could even be suggested that the process of inverting the function of a light serves as a confirmation of seeing a light as a representation of denouement.


Under The Sign
Platform for Contemporary Art
Amsterdam, NL, 2014